OK, it kind of does.
But this is it kids. The end.
And what a 2009-10 season it was!
Here are some of the highlights:
-- The Panthers win the season opener in Helsinki.
-- The Panthers sweep a three game road trip through Buffalo, Detroit and New York.
-- Tomas Vokoun.
Here are some of the lowlights:
-- Panthers lost second game in Helsinki 4-0.
-- After sweeping three games in Buffalo, Detroit and New York, Panthers come home, put on new uniforms designed by the Tampa Bay Rays and lose three straight.
-- Tomas Vokoun gets little support way too many times as Panthers go a franchise record 14 straight games with two goals or less.
And I could write up more lowlights, but I have a game to watch here.
-- Anyway, here's some of the news...
We've seen the last of these players -- at least for this season:
Vokoun; Cory Stillman; Byron Bitz; Gregory Campbell.
Today is fan appreciation day. If you are a fan, and buy tickets, I would think the Panthers appreciate you. For a franchise that hasn't made the playoffs in a decade, they have to be pretty happy to still have you around.